Condé Nast

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The quality of work was great, but the people are a little bit too haughty.

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Former Employee - Creative Services Intern in New York, NY
Former Employee - Creative Services Intern in New York, NY

I worked at Condé Nast as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

There is a great working environment and the clients are incredible. You get to mingle and collaborate with some of the best in the business.

Cons

The company lives up to its name in terms of employees and their personalities. Sometimes you may find that your peers believe they are much better than you at what they do. You must be patient and willing to work with others under stressful conditions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure you truly see what EVERYONE'S potential is based on their expertise.

Recommends
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No opinion of CEO

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    Working in constant fear

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Condé Nast full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only positive from working at Conde Nast is that you do learn a lot b/c they generally keep giving you more and more work until you break.

    Cons

    Too many managers that are constantly defending their existence. They all know that there are too many managers with too high of pay and they also know that they hardly do anything and rely heavily on their low-wage workers to do all the work for them. When mistakes happen b/c they never check their staffs work, it is never their fault b/c they never do anything themselves. Long story short, everything spends too much time defending their jobs, not enough time working together and everything has attitude and is a snake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the number of managers/executives (for example, the facilities dept does not need 3-4 of them) Hold managers more accountable and lighten up on the lower paid employees (the ones that do the real work).

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Vogue Editorial Internship

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    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Condé Nast as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I was there for 3.5 months. Really exciting stuff if you're into fashion and want to learn about the inner workings of a top magazine, you get to see actual projects you work on end up in the magazine and the website. You get to meet editors, models, designers and photographers. There's a sweet cafe (free water and free seltzer!) and it's a huge space.

    Cons

    There's a lot of attitude. There's no opportunity for advancement...I met people who were unpaid interns post graduation who were there unbeknownst to HR (who only allow you to intern for a semester at a time, one semester a year) who the editors work like slaves. Some of the editors leave at 5pm to get their hair blown out for events and force the interns to stay until all hours of the night (in spite of that Time magazine article saying that CN enforces the 'unpaid interns must leave by 7pm rule'). You get some power but you also get trampled and utterly used up, you will be exhausted and unhappy, like many of the people working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting your editors extort labor from their interns and college graduates working for free hoping to get a job. It's downright wrong. Have HR actually enforce the "no staying after 7pm" rule (I knew one girl who complained, she was looked down upon by the whole department and needless to say, I didn't actually see her again after the first week). Maybe pay your editors a little bit better (which is hard given print is dead so to speak), or do something to make them happier...the majority seem utterly miserable.

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